Avis Bouchard

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 10th, 2017

Avis Alice-Marie (Leivdal) Bouchard, 97, passed away on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, at Christian Park Village.

She was born in Fayette on June 21st, 1919, the daughter of Knute and Eva (Pizzala) Leivdal.

In 1938, Avis married Alex Bouchard.

Avis attended Bay College and earned her L.P.N. in 1966 – 1967, which was a dream come true after raising 7 children.

After completing her L.P.N., Avis began working at St. Francis Hospital. She retired in 1976.

Avis loved the Lord and her family. She enjoyed attending bible study, crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her nursing home family. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by sons, Francis (Darlene) of Welaka, FL, Terry (Patti) of Escanaba, Ricky Bouchard of Ozark, MO; daughters, Deanna (Wayne) Thill of Stephenson, Patricia (Aurthur) Kaliszewski of Stonington, and Wendy Gravelle of Gladstone; 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren; sister, Norma Hamilton and brother, Melton Leivdal.

In addition to her parents and husband, Avis was preceded in death by her son, Alex Jr. and siblings.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly Church in Escanaba. The funeral service celebrating the life of Avis will follow at 2 p.m.

A luncheon will follow the service.
Burial will take place in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with expenses.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Bouchard family.

3 Tributes to “Avis Bouchard”

  1. My Sympathy. It is never easy to lose a Mom, no matter how old she is.

    Avis has always been an inspiration to me. We met while working at the hospital in the early
    seventy’s and have remained friends since.

    Wish I could have been at her services but my health does not always allow me to do what I want.

    You are all in my prayers.



  2. So glad I was able to go and visit Aunty this summer a few times, she was an amazing woman who I will miss incredibly. Much love..

  3. Dear Deanna. We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother Avis. She will be missed. May God bless you and your entire family.

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